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A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

“The stakes are more intense than ever.”<p>This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.<p>The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. …

Social Media

What's the Mindset That Defines the Most Successful People? It's What Most of Us Are Missing

Without it, it's impossible to innovate and grow, says billionaire Richard Branson.<p>Nobody likes to fail. Yet failure is the secret to success. If you haven't been rejected a number of times, the current mantra goes, you just haven't experienced success.<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, …

This Is How Your Friendships Differ in Your 20s and 30s

In college, you were probably rolling deep in a huge crew of buddies. Oh yeah. Good times, man. But if you're in your 30s, that story's probably …

Want to Raise Successful Children? Stop Telling Them These 3 Things (That Most Parents Say)

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

A Financial Planner Interviewed 233 Rich People About Their Habits. Here's What You Can Learn

It turns out the wealthy really do think different.<p>Do rich people think differently from everyone else? It turns out the answer is yes. But the good news is that anyone can learn their mental habits. If you do, it will be good for your bank account and your career. You may even wind up wealthy …

Transforming a bank by becoming digital to the core

Understanding what it takes to act like a tech company requires a few key breakthroughs, as this interview with the CIO for DBS Bank highlights.<p>The …

Can Being Curious Make You Happier?

In my last post, I explored the "Top Ten Positive Emotions" from the book, <i>Positivity</i>, by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, and asked everyone to make Post-It notes to focus on one positive emotion each day. Thank you to all the readers who responded on and offline -- it was a hit! It seems everyone could …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

18 Great Traditional Colombian Foods

¡Qué chimba!

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

40 things about life I wish I could travel back in time and tell myself

By John Fawkes, Owner, johnfawkes.com<p>Most of us have, at some point, considered what we would do if we could travel back in time. Maybe we would give …

The Founders Of The World’s Five Largest Companies All Follow The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. Larry Page.</b> They are all polymaths too.The founders of the five largest companies in the …

Learning

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Tomorrow's airplane cabins could be more luxurious than your apartment

by Kristin Houser April 16, 2018 Future Society 7223<p>Let’s face it, flying is often a chore. Those tiny seats. That limited legroom. And airlines’ …

In-flight Entertainment

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Here Are 99 Of The Most Popular Movies Of All Time – How Many Have You Seen?

Don't @ me about the list, I didn't make it.

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

One Habit To Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into Positive Growth and Energy

Everyone has the power to control the way they perceive their experience.<p>You can choose to see the ‘crazy life’ or wild story that makes up your …

How to Be Happy Again: 13 Simple Ways to Shake off Sadness Right Now

Last Updated on March 29, 2018<p>Eugene K. Choi<p>I coach professionals who feel stuck in their lives develop a customized plan to serve a need that exists …

14 Days To Transform Your Life — Growth Hack Your Way To The Life You’ve Always Wanted.

The fact is none of us are going to wake up tomorrow and drastically transform our life in 24 hours.<i>“Small changes eventually add up to huge</i> …

Productivity

Deep Learning by Andrew Ng (deeplearning.ai): A Course-by-Course Review

Andrew Ng’s five courser aims to give newbies and practitioners a crash course on all things deep learning – from fully connected neural networks to …

How The 1% Spend Their Time

I’ve spent my life studying world champions, billionaires, and tycoons.In fact, I’ve been obsessed with peak performers for as long as I can …

Self-improvement

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

This Common Type of Praise Actually Makes People Perform Worse

Using this tiny bit of language makes it harder for your team to perform at their best.<p>What could possibly be wrong with well earned praise? We all know how nice it is to receive a pat on the back for a job well done. Plus, study after study shows employees generally feel under-appreciated and are …

Doubt kills more dreams than failure